Spring football games can be a big bore. The offense is vanilla allowing the defense to dominate. The Toombs County Bulldogs first spring game under new head coach was just the opposite of that as the Red and the White teams combined to score 76 points. The Red ruled the scrimmage 56-20. slideshow
Keshawn Morgan opened the entertaining game scoring on a touchdown run down the home side boundary to put the Red up 7-0 with 10:29 to play in the first quarter. An Ashlee Ashley deep pass to Mark Johnson moved the ball to the White side of the field.
The White team moved the ball into field goal range on it’s first possession and Rig Tinoco, who kicked for both teams, booted a 39-yard field goal, with 3:15 left in the first quarter, to cut the Red lead to 7-3.
Once again the Red used a pass play to set up a running touchdown to take a 14-3 lead late in the first quarter. Karis Harden caught a short pass and ran down the visitor sideline. Demetrius Owens broke away and scored the touchdown.
With 8:30 to play in the third quarter Luke Anderson picked off a pass and ran it in for a touchdown to put the Red up 21-3. White quarterback Dalton McBride fired a touchdown pass to Ryan Coursey, with 3:23 to play in the half, to make it 21-10.
On the first play of the third quarter Ervin Mincey, who has been a lineman in his past, caught a pass as a tight end and ran it in for his first Pit touchdown giving the Red a 28-10 lead.
McBride converted on a fourth down run near the goal line to keep a drive alive and then Jeidon Sistrunk scored the touchdown to pull the White to within 11 points at 28-17.
Owens raced away for his second rushing touchdown, with four minutes left in the third quarter, and the Red had a 35-17 lead. Mark Johnson made it 42-17 with a long TD run with 2:55 left in the third.
Anderson upped the Red advantage to 49-17 with a second pick six and the Ashlee Ashley threw a touchdown pass to his brother Tavian for a 56-17 lead. Tinoco closed the scoring with a field goal with a minute to play in the game.